in reply to Should a constructor ever return undef?

Perl as OOP language is much more flexiable language than C++ and there is no really reason to not use this flexibility when it makes sence. Return under (or any other special value) or raising an exception as a sign of error is really just a matter of style. Best Practices for Exception Handling covers it so you may find it interesting.

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